Operate Breathing Apparatus

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Course Summary

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Equipment.


  • Applicable Australian Standards and Regulations
  • Hazardous environments that require breathing protection
  • Breathing apparatus training requirement
  • The human respiratory system
  • Types of breathing apparatus
  • Communication procedures
  • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard control
  • Breathing apparatus components
  • Calculating working duration and emergency escape time
  • Using breathing apparatus control tally boards
  • Breathing apparatus safety and entrapment procedures
  • Cleaning, maintenance, and testing procedures

Scheduled Course Dates

This course is offered 'on demand' or has variable costs and delivery features. Contact the Training Provider for further information and to enrol.

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